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Rice & Carry Bags Shop

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Rice & Carry Bags Shop

24 Reviews
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Surfing Place Road Opposite Siam View Hotel, Arugam Bay 32500 Sri Lanka
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Dani C wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, Massachusetts156 contributions24 helpful votes
I came here looking for gifts to take home to friends because I had heard the goods were locally produced and fair trade. I bought ten handwoven beach towels and was given a 10% discount (they weren’t cheap, but happy to pay for good quality). The stock is lovely and well made. Fun bags and pouches made from rice sacking and other cute items. Recommend for tourist shopping to support the local economy!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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45Gill wrote a review Aug 2018
Adelaide, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
I read about this shop back in Australia and knew I had to visit. I love this shop, the products are really good. Keep up the good work and love what you are doing.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Zepha Jackson wrote a review Jan 2018
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Rice and Carry is a beautiful social enterprise that I feel in love with as soon as I heard their story and saw their products. Based on recycling and empowering the local communities they create beautiful products that I will forever cherish. Product made with love and respect and values attached are what I like to support and will always be my preference for a true reflection of a country i’m visiting on oppose to disposable products you often find in gift shops. Henry and Susi have created an incredible movement in Sri Lanka and I highly suggest not missing the opportunity to check out Rice and Carry while your here!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Ollie_Pollard wrote a review Oct 2017
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
Well what can I say. Don't visit A-Bay and not visit the Rice&Carry Shop! Firstly, the products are really great, well made and beautiful - from the tote bags, yoga mat bags to the new wax combs. Secondly, they are made from up-cycled hessian (spice sacks), plastic (rice sacks and melted plastic bags!) and fair trade materials and a big part of R&C's mission it seems is to bring more awareness and action to Sri Lanka about the impact of plastic on the environment. Thirdly... if all that wasn't enough the products are made on the East Coast of Sri Lanka in areas where jobs and economic opportunities are few and far between by women. Women that mostly wouldn't have the chance to work and earn a fair living and all the empowerment that brings. All in all its just a great brand and mission (I'd almost say an iconic brand within SL!!) you can really feel proud to have slung over your shoulder!! The shop is small and welcoming, but just off the end of the main strip - well worth the walk though!!
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Date of experience: April 2017
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NATD01 wrote a review Oct 2017
Brisbane, Australia53 contributions12 helpful votes
Cute sustainably made bags made from recycled materials. Plus they also support local fair trade production. What a great idea!
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Date of experience: October 2017
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